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About Medical Marijuana
Number of words: 1519 - Number of pages: 6

.... alleviates the nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite caused by the disease itself and by treatment with AZT and other drugs. Glaucoma: Marijuana, by reducing intraocular pressure, alleviates the pain and slows or halts the progress of the disease. Glaucoma, which damages vision by gradually increasing eye pressure over time, is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. Multiple Sclerosis: Marijuana reduces the muscle pain and spasticity caused by the disease. It may also relieve tremor and unsteadiness of gait, and it helps some patients with .....

Number of words: 343 - Number of pages: 2

.... proportions in some countries that overall national economics and productivity are affected. In Uganda, for example, 44 percent of all premature deaths are attributable to AIDS. In terms of years of labor productivity, AIDS is responsible for more than 66 percent of Uganda's economically significant losses. The virus is also spreading into new areas. For example: -During the last three years, HIV-infection rates among Vietnamese prostitutes jumped from 9 percent to 38 percent. -Infection rates among blood donors in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh .....

Teen Pregnancy
Number of words: 585 - Number of pages: 3

.... is sheath that fits over the penis made of either latex, plastic or animal tissue. Condoms are also refered to as a rubber, safe or jimmy. It catches semen before, during and after a man ejaculates.It prevents pregnancy by preventing the sperm from entering the vagina. There is however a risk that you might get pregnant even with the use of condoms. It is not one hundred percent effective. However, latex condoms also protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV. The latex condom offers better protection againsts STDs than any other bi .....

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.... is an inhuman way of taking care of a difficult problem. Some people might say that it is inhuman to have someone suffer through the pain of his or her illness. Many of the families have a harder time dealing with the pain than the actual victim does. The families would like to ease their own pain along with the victim's pain. It is not inhuman to keep someone alive as long as humanly possible. If a cure is found, then the victim could possibly go on to live a long life. It would be inhuman to not let the victim have the chance to live the rest of .....

Number of words: 1110 - Number of pages: 5

.... Native Americans. This disease is hereditary, but is usually triggered by a viral infection. Some of the symptoms of type 1 are urgent thirst, excessive urination, weight loss, fatigue, and irritability. Because it is inherited, this type can not be prevented. The second type of is type 2 , or "non-insulin dependent" . In this type, insulin is produced by the pancreas but is ineffective. This type usually affects obese middle-aged and older people and can affect nearly all races. The risk of developing this type increases with age. Similar to the first type, .....

The Digestive System: How It Works
Number of words: 1022 - Number of pages: 4

.... prey captured by Hydra, for example, is partly digested in the coelenteron, a gut-like cavity, and the residue is completely digested in cells of the body wall. Scientists believe that intracellular digestion in organisms such as Hydra has evolved from such protozoans as amoebae and paramecia. In most higher animals digestion is completed not in the cell in the cavity of a digestive tract (the stomach and intestine). Animals with this type of digestion include crustaceans, insects, cephalopods, tunicates, and all vertebrates. A few animals with digestive tract .....

Crohn's Disease
Number of words: 345 - Number of pages: 2

.... say that bacteria infections can cause this disease. The disease is not contagious. It has been said that your diet can affect how affects you. Diarrhea is one of the most common symptoms of . can also be referred to as IBD, which stands for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It can also be referred to as Ulcerative Colitis, or simply colitis, enteritis, ileitis or proctitis. This disease is not very threatening, but can cause someone to have surgery, which sometimes can be life threatening. This disease affects the bowel causing it to narrow. Sometimes, .....

Bubonic Plague
Number of words: 309 - Number of pages: 2

.... with blood and puss called "boboes",from which the disease gets it name, form on various parts of your lymphatic system, such as your neck, inner thigh, groin, and armpits. This stage is the most painful. Blood vessels break and later the dry blood turns black underneath your skin. The treatment for the plague is a vaccine that lasts 6 months. You can use the preferred vaccine Streptomycin, or gentamicin, teracyclines, or chloramphenicol are all good substitutes. The treatment must start within 15 hours of the first symptom of death is inevitable. S .....

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